The Child Youth and Community Tribunal offers children and young people in need or in trouble the opportunity to have their case heard outside of a court environment.
The Children's Convenor is responsible for considering cases where there is concern about a child or young person. If the Convenor decides that grounds set out in the law may be met, the case can be referred to a tribunal.
Volunteers sit on The Child and Youth Community Tribunal and based on factual reports and information presented, tribunal members decide what action is required in the best interests of the child. They will be required to make an informed and unbiased decision on whether the child needs to be protected, guided or controlled.
The Child Youth and Community Tribunal system was brought in as part of the measures in the Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008. This law came about following a fundamental and far-reaching review of children law within the Bailiwick.
The system that has been developed is based on the Children's Hearing system that has been in place in Scotland since 1971. The system of children's hearings, dealing with the majority of cases of children in trouble and in need has been successfully operating for over 30 years in Scotland.
For more information visit The Child Youth and Community Tribunal website at www.cyct.org.gg
Child Youth and Community Tribunal
La Grande Rue
Telephone: +44 (0)1481 213299